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Vintage T’s…A Blast From The Past…

As we all know, the holidays are right around the corner. What is it? It’s only like 7 weeks until Christmas (or somethingl like that)? I am all about finding fun and creative gifts that really SURPRISES the recipient. I LOVE the holidays for the GIVING, sure, receiving is fun, but, I really love the quest for THE gift!

While watching football this Saturday afternoon, I came across these vintage tshirts while perusing one of my MANY fashion mags. It was Casper the Friendly Ghost, that REALLY caught my eye! Do you remember Casper? I was just trying to explain to my stepson around Halloween on who Casper was, because we were talking about ghosts and I said that I only like FRIENDLY ghosts. I used to LOVE watching Casper the Friendly Ghost. (Does that date me?)

For those of you that are HUGE Rachel Zoe fans, you will love the “This shirt is bananas” tshirt. Bananas is a VERY COMMON word in Rachel’s vocabulary! I was “totally bananas” for this tshirt! Of course, I think the shopping tshirt is appropriate for me too!

The tshirts can be found at No one can forget Rocky and you will, also, find Inspector Gadget, and Crime Dog with a vintage/retro feel, as well as many others on their website too. The tshirts are very reasonably priced at $30.00, so they won’t break your holiday budget either!

I LOVE finding THE perfect gift for someone! Whether it be fun, cheap, expensive, or even cheesey…it is so much fun to search out a gift that someone will TRULY APPRECIATE and/or get a good laugh from it!

It’s time to at LEAST start THINKING about your holiday shopping! If you need help, let me know! Would love to share any tricks, tips, and/or advice to make your holiday shopping a less stressful experience for you!

Okay…who else remembers Casper the Friendly Ghost?

It’s Halloween! Who will you be?

Halloween is RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER! What happened to October? The final days of picking THE PERFECT Halloween costume is upon us! Are you stressing out? Are you feeling the pressure?
In a meeting I was at today, we were talking about Halloween. One of the gals mentioned how she was “stressin out” trying to figure out what she was going to wear for her THREE Halloween parties that she had for Saturday night. After the meeting, I made the mistake of stopping at a Party America store to pick up some items for the event we are/were planning and it was PURE CHAOS in the store. So, if you are feeling the Halloween “heat” of trying to decide which costume to wear, you are NOT the only one! Believe me, if you had been at this particular Party America store, you would understand what I am saying to you!!! (IT WAS NUTS!)
Here are my “two cents” on the Halloween holiday:

1. It’s totally a kid holiday! Whether you have kids or if you are a “kid at heart”, this is the holiday to be silly and crazy!

2. Search inside for your “alter ego” and let it shine through on Halloween. Pick a costume that is totally out of your comfort zone and have fun with it!

3. Most popular costumes for 2009. Adult: Michael Jackson, Kate Gosslein, Farrah Fawcett, The Joker (Heath Ledger Version), Mario Brothers, Vampires (think Twilight). Child: Mario Brothers, Transformers, Princesses, and Super Heroes.

4. I LOVE homemade costumes MUCH MORE than the store bought kind. (No offense to the retailers out there.). It’s a GREAT opportunity to show your creativity, as well as save some money! It’s a chance to come up with costumes that puzzle people and it becomes a game for people to try and figure out WHO YOU ARE! Some of the best costumes I have ever seen have been HOMEMADE!
5. Most Important: Have fun! Have fun! Have fun!
Halloween for me is not so much about dressing up. I know, right? Me? Not like dressing up? Clothes? Costumes? Whatever? That seems crazy to say “out loud”. Dressing up is not my favorite part of the Halloween holiday. My favorite part is seeing the kids in their fun costumes, handing out candy, and trying to figure out costumes that adults are wearing at parties. It’s exciting to see kids/people “leave their reality” for a small amount of time and enter a fantasy world either spooky or whimsical!
What are some of your favorite Halloween memories or Halloween costumes? I would LOVE for you to share…..
Don’t delay….get your Halloween costume today!
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